audio theater

Note – I’ve been trying to have people’s names in the title but try Googling this production and you’ll find all kinds of somewhat conflicting information about who exactly was behind it. Adapted by John Reeves? Or is his name John Reed? Karl or Carl Schmidt directed. But all sources I read agreed that it…

Read More A Canticle for Leibowitz | 1981 | WHA Radio/Wisconsin Public Radio

These are so well made. The recording techniques, overall sound design, acting, etc. are great and natural. And the writing is really good. But, it didn’t really hold me spellbound or anything. I enjoyed it, but once was enough. I’m giving it a B- and not keeping a copy on hand for future listens. And…

Read More Doctor Who – Eighth Doctor Adventures – Season One | 2007 | Big Finish/BBC

Bagging the latest batch of coffee beans. Espresso Strata from Red Rock Roasters in Albuquerque https://t.co/Ra8l0NrVbN 11:29:40, 2015-08-30 In my headphones… Claybourne | 1998 | Andrew Dubber & Belinda Todd http://t.co/vg6TV2lUHT #audiotheater #audiodrama 19:58:17, 2015-08-30 Disc Golf with Adrian at Roosevelt Park in Albuquerque. https://t.co/568JsZUxQV 10:06:28, 2015-08-31 My best score ever at Rosie. By several…

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Two 50ish minute parts. I can’t take these actors seriously. A bit cartoonish. And most of them aren’t very good at the more archaic English. It’s precise, not natural. But, everything else works – I’m totally wrapped up in the story. Though, I feel the second part has a bit too much narration, speeches, soliloquy,…

Read More Moby Dick | 2010 | Stef Penney, Kate McCall

I’ve spent the last month listening to this, in its entirety, for the second time. This is one of my favorite long-form audio productions I’ve ever heard, alongside Earthsearch, A Canticle for Leibowitz, and We’re Alive. The story, characters, and acting help me see past the production design and quality issues, most of which are…

Read More Second Shift | 2006-2011 | Andrea Shubert, Blue Sky Red Entertainment

– – – FOLLOWUP – – – I listened to season three and gave it an enthusiastic B+. My in my headphones posts are usually short – I post opinions, not reviews – but this will be shorter than it probably deserves as the app I always use to take notes for stuff I listen…

Read More Transmissions from Colony One | 2013, ongoing | John W. Richter & Dustin Weiskopf

The production quality really is top notch. I can’t say enough about it. It just sounds great. I wish all audio productions sounded this good. The intro guy is a bit much. I realize he’s trying to set a mood for the episode but he’s overboard and clich├ęd. (And, for cryin’ out loud, if you’re…

Read More Campfire Radio Theater | John Ballantine | 2012, ongoing

From my notes… I kinda liked this. But only kinda. I think I need to listen to it again sometime. I really like how they record dialogue. Natural – doesn’t sound like someone speaking into a microphone. I wish more people did it this way. The dialogue and acting itself is a mixed bag. I…

Read More Hayward Sanitarium | 2012 | Matthew Baucco and Richard Johnson

I gave the first season a solid meh. No crimes against the medium but just underwhelming. Though, I did keep listening and plan to listen to season two, as well. I do love post-apocalyptic stories. I didn’t take many notes while I listened to this – mainly just the following… I find Julie Hoverson’s voice…

Read More Aftermath | 2012 | Yap Audio | Matthew McLean & Robert Cudmore